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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Johnston, RI 02919
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Meet the Staff
Dan graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2011. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from URI in 2014 and joined Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy that same year. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). His clinical practice focuses on orthopedic physical therapy, sports-specific rehabilitation, trigger point dry needling (TDN) and manual therapy. Dan holds the chair position for the RIAPTA professional development committee and is an active member of the APTA and orthopedic section. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island Physical Therapy program. Dan’s personal interests include spending time with his wife, hiking with his dogs, exercising and learning new skills.
John Schilkowsky earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from South College. Prior to that, John obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University.
John is currently in Evidence In Motion’s (EIM) orthopedic residency program and would like to specialize in orthopedics. John is most interested in treating running and athletic/work-related injuries.
In his free time, John enjoys running, kayaking, and hiking.
Ann Marie graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2019 and joined Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy the same year.
She has 5+ combined years of experience working as a rehabilitation aide in an outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy setting between Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital and Milford Regional Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine. Her clinical experience focused on assisting physical therapists with orthopaedic physical therapy, sports, and industrial rehabilitation.
Ann Marie is working towards earning her Physical Therapist Assistants Specialty Certification in Orthopaedics through Evidence in Motion. Her personal interests include spending quality time and having fun with her family, exercising, obstacle course racing, and traveling abroad.
Amy Dolan earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. Prior to that, Amy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Science from Ithaca College.
Amy specializes in pelvic floor and postpartum physical therapy, treating men and women with abdominal, urinary, sexual, and bowel dysfunction. She completed her training for this specialization through Evidence In Motion. Amy is a member of the APTA and is a Certified Yoga instructor.
In her free time, Amy enjoys gardening, snowboarding, and Martial Arts.
Erik White earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and Associates in Applied Sciences of Physical Therapy from Rhode Island College; Community College of Rhode Island.
Erik specializes in orthopedics and is most interested in treating general orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders, and sports rehabilitation.
In his free time, Erik enjoys playing and coaching soccer.
Jacalyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1997 from Worcester State University. She has been recognized by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission as a certified hand therapist (CHT) since 2010. In 2017 she obtained her Advanced Certification in Hand Therapy and in 2018 earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professionals. Jackie has practiced as a hand therapist for over 20 years and works with patients of all ages that have orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. Her clinical expertise includes treatment of upper extremity fractures, tendonitis, custom orthotic fabrication, traumatic injuries to the upper extremity and rehabilitation of post-operative injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand.
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I joined Pappas OPT in 2017 as a new graduate and could not be more happy with the sense of community and shared passion for patient-centered care that comes naturally to this company. As a new graduate I was given guidance and mentorship that helped me bridge the gap between school and the workspace. Pappas…
I knew Pappas OPT would be the right fit for me when I was here for my first clinical affiliation. The focus on company culture and continuing education is what helped me make my decision to apply. What really helped solidify my decision was when I voiced my desire to build a pelvic health program,…
I have had the opportunity to work for Pappas OPT for the past 10 years. In that time I have been fortunate enough to work with some of my best friends, establish great memories and grow professionally. Pappas OPT exemplifies a culture that puts people first, both their employees and their patients. They want to…
The entire team here makes you feel like family. I can’t believe they completely healed my shoulder. No need for surgery!!! I’ll never go anywhere else for PT. They all stay on the cutting edge of new technology.
I absolutely loved the entire staff! They are all welcoming and caring. They do indeed treat you like family and I couldn’t have asked for a better place. Give Pappas OPT a try, you won’t regret it!
My second time here for therapy, and I think you guys are great. I would definitely refer you all to anybody. Great, friendly and helpful staff.
Great staff and experience! Everyone I have worked with thus far has been extremely professional and welcoming! Dan and his team are flexible and accommodating to ensure their patients get the best care!
This was my first time at Pappas OPT. I have to say it was one of the best doctor/health/clinic experiences I have ever had. I was treated with respect, received a thorough examination and ongoing treatment plan, and was met with a smiling face by every employee.
Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy embodies their mantra of treating you like family. They both took an interest in not only my ankle injury but in me as a person making me feel comfortable and easing all anxieties we face when going through an injury.
My experience was great. The treatment was excellent and it was explained in great detail. My pain and discomfort were eliminated with a diverse exercise program. The whole staff is awesome.